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“Don't let the neighborhood scare you away.”
Review of Ara's Midtown Cafe

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Ara's Midtown Cafe
Ranked #265 of 693 Restaurants in Corpus Christi
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Don't let the neighborhood scare you away.”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Prices were a bit higher than I'd prefer to pay at lunch but the food was worth it; delicious. Cozy but elegant atmosphere. Friendly and attentive waitstaff but there were also very few customers. Nice menu variety. Front cold case with desserts to go, whole or single slice, and ore made lunch boxes for on-the-go lunch needs.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Corpus Christi, Texas
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Today was my first visit here and I was very impressed by the service and the quality. Ara is lovely and so is her staff. Food was delicious! Desserts ... heavenly!!! I have been looking for new places for lunch and this is going to be my new favorite. I am looking forward to joining them for their new Sunday Brunch.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Sherigawl
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Loved the food!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The food is all homemade (salad dressings, breads, etc.) and fresh. If you need gluten free or sugar free they can accommodate. The menu has a taste of European cuisine and at the present are open Mon. through Fri. for lunch only. They hope to open soon for Sunday brunch...can't wait! They cater events in the evenings and we hope to use them soon ourselves for an anniversary party. Up front is a bakery with sweets for sale to take home! My husband and I love this place. If you live here they have a card to be punched -- when fully punched, you get a free meal! We go often and business people often meet there for lunch.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Linda L
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Corpus Christi, TX
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Ignore the Neighborhood! Get there!”
Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Found Ara's after friends recommended it. Not the best neighborhood in town, but this place will change the landscape for breakfast and lunch spots in Corpus Christi! Friendly staff, delicious foods, tasty desserts, and reasonable prices. We will be making this a regular stop!

Visited March 2014
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Thank Chairman64
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Denton, Texas
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362 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Quite a gem in downtown!”
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Don't let the exterior keep you from dining here. There were lead crystal glasses for our beverages and table clothes and cloth napkins! It's beautifully furnished with antiques.
It's only open from 11am-3pm, I believe.
Great place for lunch and it's close to the courthouse.
We were in/out in 30 minutes. Excellent service!!
I had a fantastic spinach salad with raspberry vinagriette. My friend had a club sandwich and it was delicious.
Menu had sandwiches, salads, etc.
They also serve the best bread with a tomato based appetizer (complimentary)
They have a dessert counter when you leave if you want to take something sweet home.
Location is between Morgan and Elizabeth on Staples.
Give this place a try; Corpus needs this restaurant, especially with all the horrible places downtown.
We did notice that they're having a Valentines Day dinner special with a 5 course meal. Worth checking out. :)

  • Visited January 2014
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